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GLP-1 Weight Loss Injections

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once-a-week injections

Ozempic + Weight Loss Injections | Bronx | NYC

Millions of people are transforming how they look and feel with Ozempic and other weight loss injections. Now, you can also lose weight and feel great. At East Chester Medical Associates (EMA,) Dr. Correa offers Ozempic, Wegovy, Semaglutide, Mounjaro, and Zepbound. Treatments are FDA-approved, effective for almost everyone, and lead to life-changing results.

 

Weight loss injections are FDA-approved and clinically proven to work! Studies show that Semaglutide (Ozempic and Wegovy) and Tirzepatide (Mounjaro and Zepbound) are extremely effective (average weight loss between 15% to 20%) and work for almost everyone (86% of patients lost weight).

 

One pre-filled injection, once a week*

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How It Works

Administer the injection at home or come into the clinic for assistance. Your progress and dosing will be closely monitored by our medical team. You’ll receive a personalized weight loss plan, prescriptions for your medication, and pre-filled syringes with the correct dosing. Contact us online or call (718) 708-5650 to schedule your free consult. We’ll determine the weight loss injection that’s best for you.

Why Choose Eastchester Medical Associates

At Eastchester Medical Associates, located in NYC, we make getting your weight loss prescription quick and simple. We accept insurance and closely monitor your weight loss journey with our team of trained and caring medical professionals. If Ozempic, or another weight loss injection is right for you, we’ll get you started today.

 

Patient care and health management are our bottom line. Dr. Correa and her compassionate team of healthcare professionals are committed to making medical advancements available to all patients, regardless of age, ethnicity, or financial situation. Dr. Correa knows how losing weight can substantially benefit a patient’s physical and mental health. That’s why she is determined to make weight loss injections available to anyone who may benefit. Conveniently located in the Bronx, Dr. Correa is the leading choice for NYC residents. We offer free consultations, which make getting your prescription quick and simple.

 

One pre-filled injection, once a week*

Industry Changing Break Throughs in Medical Weight Loss

There are two main types of weight loss injections: Those containing Semaglutide and those containing Tirzepatide. Both were introduced to the market as diabetes drugs. The diabetes drug containing semaglutide is FDA-approved under the brand name Ozempic. The diabetes drug containing Tirzepatide is FDA-approved under the brand name Mounjaro.

 

People taking either diabetes drug showed substantial weight loss as a welcomed side effect. The makers of Ozempic customized the dose of Semaglutide for weight loss and sold it under the brand name Wegovy. In 2022, Wegovy gained FDA approval to “Help adults and children aged 12 years and older with obesity or some adults with excess weight (overweight), who also have weight-related medical problems, to lose weight and keep the weight off, in addition to diet and exercise.”

 

Likewise, the makers of Mounjaro, customized the dose of Tirzepatide for weight loss and sold it under the brand name Zepbound. In 2023, Zepbound gained FDA approval for weight loss with the same indications as Wegovy.

How Does Weight Loss Injections Work?

Semaglutide (Ozempic and Wegovy,) or Tirzepatide (Mounjaro and Zepbound,) affect the body in many ways to help someone lose weight. Both drugs contain compounds that mimic a natural hormone, Glucagon Like Peptide 1 (GLP1). This hormone regulates our appetite, satiety, blood sugar, and other factors that impact our caloric intake and body weight. By mimicking GLP1, weight loss injections affect the brain, the gut, and other organs in numerous ways to help us lose weight. Some of these effects include:

 

Reduced Appetite
GLP1 travels through the bloodstream and attaches itself to receptors in the Hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is the part of the brain that controls our desire to eat. When triggered, our hypothalamus releases hormones, such as leptin (which tells our body we are full.) Simultaneously, the hypothalamus reduces hormones such as Ghrelin (which tells our body we are hungry.) This dual action reduces appetite, leading to a significant reduction in caloric intake.

 

Increased Satiety
Satiety refers to how full we feel after eating. Weight loss injections affect satiety in two ways. First, these drugs help us feel full faster and with less food than it normally takes to satiate us. Second, these drugs help us stay full longer. This will help us go longer in between meals. By feeling full faster and for longer, we eat less.

 

Improved Blood Sugar Levels
Semaglutide (Ozempic and Wegovy) helps decrease the amount of sugar in the bloodstream by triggering the pancreas to make more insulin. Tirzepatide (Mounjaro and Zepbound), goes a step further. It contains two peptides that regulate insulin: glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP).

 

Slower Gastric Emptying
Gastric emptying is also known as gastric motility. These synonymous terms describe the bodily process of moving food from our stomach into our intestines. When food is in our stomach, our gut releases GLP1. Therefore, the longer food stays in our stomach, the longer our gut tells our brain to stop eating.

 

Decreased Cravings
Another interesting effect of weight loss injections is a decrease in cravings. In studies, patients report that they no longer desire salty or savory foods and snacks.

Maintains Weight Loss

Our bodies evolved to highly value our fat reserves. Therefore, our body is sensitive to reductions in caloric intake. To stop weight loss and regain weight, our body recalibrates hormones that impact our satiety and appetite. This is why it is so hard for people to lose weight and maintain weight loss. Semaglutide and Tirzepatide disrupt these hormonal changes. Therefore, individuals taking the weight loss injections maintain their weight loss when those who simply diet cannot.

Ozempic Near Me | Bronx in NYC

If you think Semaglutide or Tirzepatide injections are right for you, take the first step to a slimmer, healthier you. Conveniently located in the Bronx, Dr. Correa is the leading choice for NYC residents. Call now (718) 708-5650 or fill out the online form to schedule a free consultation.

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Testimonials

I have been going to this facility for years. The staff is professional and always makes my experience a good one. The facility is extremely clean. Dr. Cardaci is pleasant and extremely professional. I highly recommend Eastchester Medical Associates.

Felicia P.

This was my first time at this office and my experience was great. I was able to make an appointment the very next day after contacting them. When I arrived I was seen right away, the staff was welcoming and friendly and Dr. NEREIDA was also nice and answered my questions and concerns. I will definitely be returning.

Dolly

Had the most welcoming and caring service at this clinic. The front staff is very helpful, patient, and careful. Dr. Cardaci made me feel understood and educated me about everything that was to get done. Highly recommend!

Miranda T.

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DISCLAIMER

**All before and after images reflect real results from real patients, although individual results may vary. No non-surgical treatment can ensure permanent results. A guarantee of results is neither provided nor implied. Statements estimating your treatment duration and the number of treatments to achieve your desired look are based on the typical experience of patients. Our expert staff at Eastchester Medical Associates, PC estimate results with care. However, the duration and amount of treatments needed vary for every client.

Sources

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